Carsten Maschmeyer is a German entrepreneur, investor, speaker, best-selling author and panel-member of the German version of the TV-show "Shark Tank" ("Die Höhle der Löwen").

He is the founder and owner of the Maschmeyer Group which combines all of his current commercial activities. With seed + speed ventures, Maschmeyer provides seed investments to very early-stage companies. With ALSTIN (Alternative Strategic Investments), he invests growth capital in emerging industries and future markets with outstanding innovations in different sectors.